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mountain cabin in the u.s., the latest twist in the hunt for a former police officer accused of murder. pope benedict xvi has given his first weekly general audience since he shocked the world by becoming the first pontiff in six centuries to step down. he received a long standing ovation as he made its way into the audience hall at the vatican? . later he will preside over an ash wednesday mass. will go to our correspondent at the vatican. he said that he is stepping down for the good of the church. >> absolutely. the pope went straight into it. his first words were that he has taken the decision in full freedom and for the good of the church. he went on explaining that he understood the gravity of the moment. then he came to the realization that he did not have the spiritual or the material's strength to carry out his ministry. it was a standing ovation for the pope. it was a very festive atmosphere in the auditorium. 8000 people were there singing before he arrived. there was music. the vatican also want to show this is not a dramatic moments, this is a difficult moment for the chur
of revenge killings. carter evans has the breaking news. a major withdrawal of u.s. forces from afghanistan. we'll preview the president's announcement, which will come in tonight's state of the union. major garrett is at the white house. charlie d'agata in afghanistan. her parents will be with the first lady tonight. her alleged killers are in jail. dean reynolds on the shooting death of hadiya pendleton. and the taliban robbed afghanistan of its musical soul, but he is bringing it back. >> we can speak in a common language of humanity, which is the language of music. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from washington. >> pelley: good evening. the most-wanted man in california, fired los angeles cop christopher dorner, appears to be surrounded tonight. he's holed up in a house in san bernardino county, east of l.a. dorner was discovered by fish and game officers a little after noon local time today. there have been gun battles and two officers have been wounded. their condition is unknown. this is the sound of one of those gun bat
followed north korea's launch of a satellite in december. the u.s. and others had warned that the rocket could also be used to carry nuclear weapons. today's nuclear test sent the u.n. security council back into emergency meetings to discuss yet more sanctions. u.s. ambassador susan rice. >> the actions of north korea are a threat to regional peace and security, international peace and security. they are not acceptable. they will not be tolerated. and they will be met with north korea's increasing isolation and pressure under united states sanctions. >> brown: in washington a state department official confirmed that pong jiang had informed the u.s. of its intention to test a nuclear device but had given no date. other nations joined in a wave of condemnation including the russian foreign minister who was in south africa. >> from what we have heard today, pyongyang violated its commitment and deserves condemnation because it ignored the norms of international laws. >> brown: even china, the north's lone major ally voiced its, quote, staunch opposition. it urged north korea to return to it
of troops stationed in south korea. the u.s. and allies may respond by putting their forces on higher alert and building new missile defenses. that will make for more attention and instability in asia. kim jong-un has his finger on the nuclear trigger. he may find himself more isolated and threatened, not more secure. he's already warning that any new sanctions may lead to new nuclear tests. the bbc news, seoul. >> more threatened. that is a worrying prospect. i am joined by the senior adviser for east asia policy at the u.s. defense department. thank you for coming in. what do we know about this latest test? >> the details are still coming in. we think it was more powerful and relatively successful than previous tests in 2006-2009. we're still trying to figure out whether it was using plutonium or highly enriched uranium. >> what is the significant? >> highly enriched uranium would be new. they have limited stockpiles of plutonium carried they would use that up in their testing process. >> we have the united nations saying this is a threat to international security. how much is that true?
as a suspect in this double homicide. >> reporter: 33-year-old dorner, a lieutenant in the u.s. navy reserves honorably discharged just 11 days ago, had been fired in 2009 from the lapd. he threatened individual officers in an eight-page manifesto against the department that he posted online, and wednesday he attempted, unsuccessfully, to hijack a boat in san diego. >> he pointed a handgun at the victim, who is an 81-year-old male, and demanded the boat. >> reporter: then thursday dorner allegedly shot three police officers in riverside county, killing one and wounding the others. 34-year-old riverside officer michael crain, a married father of two, was killed in the attack. police launched the largest manhunt in lapd history, following up on more than 1,000 tips. hundreds of officers crisscrossing the country for days, including efforts in tijuana, mexico, san diego county, and big bear. the possible motive, all spelled out in that online manifesto, where dorner accused specific officers of covering up police brutality by making him the scapegoat. he vowed revenge, writing "when the truth co
will focus on jobs and the middle class. he's also expected to make a key announcement about u.s. troops in afghanistan. what bay area members of congress are looking for tonight. >> reporter: oakland congressman was the first to arrive to get an aisle seat for the state of the union. i spoke with her and other bay area lawmakers about a what they want to hear from the president tonight. he didn't give me detames about his state of the union address. he will talk about job growth and the economy. >> i want to hear about a national plan to eliminate poverty by beginning to reduce it by half in ten years. >> reporter: local representatives say creating jobs is the biggest concern for california taxpayers. >> it's jobs, it's education. they want to make sure that their kids can afford an education. that there's a job related to that education. >> reporter: president obama will call for more spending on infrastructure and manufacturing. >> they want government investing in the american work sore we can see continued growth. they don't want government to get in the way of growth right now. be
the california state line. >> u s g s says the 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit just after 4 yesterday afternoon. >> it was centered around 200 mi. south of reno. >> aftershocks ranging from 3.1 to 3.7 magnitude followed shortly thereafter. there were no reports of any damage. >> federal housing and health officials awarded $12 million to the california housing financing agency to offer rental assistance to 335 low-income people with disabilities. >> the funding will give them a stable housing and support service. >> the funds awarded to california as part of the total $98 million the fed are awarded to 13 how the agencies. >> at least 30 fish were killed after a drinking water pipe burst and sent thousands of gallons of chlorinated water into a san francisco bay area creek. >> san francisco public utilities commission discovered the leak on saturday near crystal springs reservoir, our drinking water system that serves 2.5 million bay area residents. >> officials said they expect the fish death toll which may have included threatened steelhead trout to rise, possibly to the hundreds. sam tail cr
afghanistan by this time next year. that is half the u.s. force there. >> by the end of next year, our war in afghanistan will be over. >> gun laws were also a theme of the night. the president introduced victims of gun violence who joined the first lady and members of congress in the chamber. he says congress owes them a gun bill. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> in a republican response, florida senator, marco rubio, cautioned against higher taxes. >> there's no realistic tax increase that could lower our deficit i by $4 trillion. that's why i hope the president will abandon his obsession with raising taxes and instead of work with us to achieve real growth in our economy. >> this is the beginning of a big push by president obama. he will take his message on the road with campaign style appearances in three states, north carolina, georgia, and illinois starting tomorrow. and coming up at 11:00, we'll take a closer look at his plans for gun control, one of the more emotional parts of his speech tonight. >> kristen, tha
a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station by viewers like you. thank you. tavis: mark pinksy is the president and ceo of a nonprofit designed to align money and capital with political, economic, and social justice, opportunity finance network. ofm, and i am sure we will get to that. good to have you on the program. >> good to be here. tavis: i am not the only one continuing to do as much as we can on the issue of poverty, and this includes so much. what often does not get talked about is the fight back. i do not want to be guilty of only talking about the ugly and the bad but not talk about the significant work done by those who are trying to dig their way out over this hole that so many of all colors find themselves in. your company hopes to try to alleviate this pain and suffering. let me talk to you about what ofm does and get some specifics about the fight back on poverty. >> i appreciate your pain attention to this issue because it is one that often gets l
of the united states. >> president obama tells the joint session of congress the u.s. economic recovery is well underway. >> the state of our union is stronger. [ applause ]. >> the president focused on the middle class and millions of americans still looking for work. >> it is our unfinished task to make sure that this government works on behalf of the many and not just the few. >> gun laws were also a theme of the night. the first lady and members of congress invited victims of gun violence to join them in the chamber. the president outlined his plan to bring 34,000 troops home from afghanistan by this time next year. that's half of the u.s. force there. >> after a decade of grinding war, our brave men and women in uniform are coming home. >> and tonight the senator mark rubio responded saying president obama's plans would be worse not better for small businesses and the middle class. >>> a hartford county school employee is accused of having sex with 15-year-old boy while she was a teaching assistant. investigators say they had sex in her car and the boy's driveway. a number of nude pictures
and the u.s. coast guard are sending investigators to mobile, alabama where carnival cruise lines carnival triumph is expected to arrive tomorrow. the trial left gavin stamp, texas, for a schedule for the crew's last thursday. a sunday engine fire knocked out the ships primary power source, leaving it addressed. >> treasury secretary nominee jack a new is expected to face questions from senate republicans today about his tenure at city grew during is a downward spiral doing the 2008 financial crisis. political analysts say that the grilling will make for a tougher confirmation hearing that white house officials initially anticipated. lou who succeeded tam gardner, who resigned last month, he is currently the white house chief of staff. senators have expressed criticism of a $1 million bonus that he receive shortly after city group got a $300 billion federal guarantee to safeguard the bank's mortgage backed securities. >> a new report from the national hurricane center says that super storm sandy was the deadliest hurricane to hit the northeast in 40 years. the second most costly in the nat
of the national security agency and the u.s. cyber command telling reporters within the last hour that the cyber threat is real and growing citing the recent denial of service attacks on the major u.s. banks and a cyber assault on the saudi national oil company. >> this executive border is only a down payment on what we need to address the threat. this executive order can only move us so far and it's not a substitute for legislation. we need legislation and we need it quickly to defend our nation. >> reporter: aside from the attacks on the major u.s. banks a recent attack on that saudi oil firm revealed an ability to overwhelm computer networks and also infiltrate heavily guarded systems with the actual destruction of computer hardware and data. fox news recently spoke to the head of the house intelligence committee about this dramatic evolution in the cyber threat. >> i've seen them shut down the saudi company aramco, one of their main oil companies in saudi arabia in a very sophisticated, very dangerous attack. so not only was it just a denial of service, meaning you continue get access to you
- bay and hewlett packard are able to reduce their taxes by billions. the u.s. tax code allows companies to reduce their tax burden by accumulating assesses. >>> a new round starts in the legal battle over pacifica sharp park golf course. it's owned by the city of san francisco but located in pacifica. a judge recently threw out a lawsuit filed by environmentalist that wanted to shut down to protect the frogs and snakes rob the property. but now the law firm says it will defend the city of san francisco for free as environmentalist try to get more than $1 million in legal fees. >>> in san francisco improvements are coming soon for muni's n judah line. san francisco municipal transportation agency will spend almost $6 million on the upgrades. they include installing more travel prediction signs and painting a transit only lane to keep cars from blocking trains. traffic signals will also be changed to give those trains priority. work should be finished by june 2014. >>> time is 5:25. let's go back to sal. you are following crashes and other things. >> we are looking at a crash on 680 south
committee will meet today to discuss ways to help the cash strapped u.s. postal service. committee on homeland security and governmental affairs will hear from the postmaster general and the president of the american postal workers union. they will eliminate saturday delivery and will increase postal sees as ways to cut costs. >> fairfax county parents concerned about school safety are encouraged to attend a community meeting tonight. the meeting will be held at 4900 stone possible fraud in chantilly beginning at 7:30. -- at stonecroft boulevard. >> we are checking in with jacqui. snow in the forecast. >> don't be so excited. snow lovers will be disappointed. you really have to go north and west in the higher elevations 4 simulations. i don't think we will see much. it will not affect anybody in the d.c. area. you probably will be having dinner and all by the time it arrives. 36 degrees at this hour, until of 30, wind out of the north northeast at 7. clouds beginning to move in. we have fair skies right now. high, thin clouds across parts of the area. most of the rain will hold off
will be in the area of the economy and, diane, a big announcement on afghanistan in bringing u.s. troops home. the president will announce that more than half of those now in afghanistan will be home by this time next year. >> going to be a big speech tonight. i want to bring in "good morning america" co-anchor and anchor of "this week" george stephanopoulos, jon will be covering it, we will be here together, george. how challenging do you expect the president's tone to be? >> reporter: very. because the president believes he's coming into this more popular than house republicans and with the public approving of his general approach to creating jobs, investing in jobs right now, lowering the deficit over the long-term with a mix of spending cuts and revenue increases. and the president knows there's a big showdown coming up. these automatic across the board spending cuts kick in on march first. government could shout down at the end of march. you talk to both sides right now, that is coming. so, the president wants to make the best case tonight. it will be a confrontational case. >> and senat
at the slaughters houses and is new investigating. the u.s. does export horses for slaughter. and most end up on dining tables in europe and china. >> california bans those exports. but some activists say that ban isn't working. in a kpix 5 exclusive, we go undercover at local horse auctions to find out where these horses go and how some are dedicating their lives to save them. it's a busy night at the auction. horses are on the block and they are going keep that. 50 to $100 even former racehorses like rhino u bought by a person who runs a shelter for horses. >> he was injured. he has a fractured knee. he was no longer useful to the industry so he was dumped. >> reporter: just months before the 2-year-old thoroughbred was racing at golden gate fields. >> quite typical for someone to spend $100,000 or a horse, race it a few times and if it's not performing just make it disappear. if they are lucky they make it to an actual person who wants to help them and retrain them but most times they go straight on to slaughter. >> reporter: the group horse plus has r
computers in the u.s. earlier in the day, cook told san francisco conference he "bullish on invasion at apple." netflix is teaming with up dream works to create an original children's series based on turbo which will follow the adventures of a snail who lives race cars. and soon be easier to learn how to snow board. the street board hand control system allows beginers to stop and slow down as needed. smart phone maker vir2 is offering a 10,000 dollar smart phone covered with titanium and feature a crystal is a fire display. no word on what sort of reception the android phone gets but who cares? and those are your tech bites. have a wonderful morning. i am diana perez. >>> new for you this morning super storm sandy is expected to be the second costliest psych clone in our u.s. history damage is estimated at 50 billion dollar. hurricane katrina tops the list at 108 billion. sandy battered the northeast and was blamed for 72 deaths from maryland to new hampshire. more than 600,000 homes in new york and new jersey were damaged or destroyed. >>> one community has come up with a clever wa
and exchanged gunfire. the suspect then ran to this cabin. we also understand u.s. marshal service is up there. lapd has representatives there. they're only there standing by and will help if the san bernardino county sheriff's department asks for it. >> do we know who's bringing in the armored personnel carrier? maybe several of them? >> we don't know. some of the markings we saw, i believe, were the county sheriffs. but again, that was going up some shots from knbc on monitor. so we really don't know. >> we're getting conflicting reports. the condition of the two police officers. one looked pretty scary right now. so we're going to get that officially from the police department, not from the hospital. right? >> exactly. the hospital is holding -- is referring everything to the sheriff's department. as i say, we have no official word on the conditions of either of those officers. and the sheriff's department spokesman is on her way now to the hospital where we're told she will brief reporters. we don't know when. >> okay. thank you so much for that reporting in los angeles. right now we're br
's nothing on earth more mobile than capital and capital income. and the u.s. is a relatively high capital income tax country. we have about the highest corporate tax on earth. i think guiana and the congo have higher rates. other than that, nobody does. so if we try to drive up the amount of revenue we extract from capital the capital flees and there are no jobs in the u.s. so we have to have a more 21st century appreciation for how economies really work. and if we want to create high-paying jobs for people we need to create an environment that's friendly to firms to create jobs. >> the tax burden -- i was going to say, the tax burden on corporation is the lowest it's been in decades. >> because they're locating the jobs overseas. that's how the curve works. >> 11 european union commissioners, including the conservative finance minister of germany has signed on to the financial transaction tax. i think you're seeing an understanding of a 21st century economy and how it treats capital. not in this country, not from the republicans. but if i could just say one important thing. last night, t
, afternoon. u.s. marshals going to be clearing a cabin here. they cleared the scene and all vehicles left code three, lights and sirens. this is around 12:15, 12:20. as we were headed to thate w location, glass road and highway 38 were the stolen vehicled> i just got a text from my wife. they run a resort and he'd tied them in, broken in and tied them up. stole the car. >> what kind of a car? >> this it was a marine nissan. i've been asked not to say names or anything now. they're okay, as far as we know, they're fine. he just stole a ca
your mom. ♪ hot mess >>> one of the largest manhunts in u.s. history has come to an end. the breaking news in the christopher dorner case that we received just minutes ago. >> reporter: we're live in pittsburg where a police officer has been shot. we'll tell you who did it and why the investigation is still ongoing. >>> a frightening discovery outside of a south bay home that brought out the bomb squad. how it's all tied to a threat on an elected official. >> reporter: in a couple of hours, barry bonds will be in court trying to get his obstruction of justice conviction overturned. we'll look at the arguments being made by both sides. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, february 13th. >>> we begin with developing news from contra costa. a police officer and a suspect have been wounded in a late- night gun battle in pittsburg. ktvu's tara moriarty joins us live from the scene where pittsburg police are releasing new information about the suspect. good morning, tara. >> report
asked the assistant u.s. attorney tufter question tonight than of the defense and the defense attorney tonight say therapy pleased with how the hearing went but they were careful. they said that they never predict how a judge or a judge panel will rule. no one know tonight when the ruling will come. attorneys say it could take days. week tonight. or year tonight. still ahead, why protester tonight are planning to be outside the home of mark zuckerberg tonight. >> discouraging result tonight for texas governor perry during [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on for two whole years. from at&t. call to get u-verse tv starting at just $19 a month with our triple-play bundle. get the same great price for two years. plus now two times the internet speed than before. [ female announcer ] switch today and get a total home dvr included for life. [ male announcer ]
to fix immigration, u.s. immigration, and cyber security along with the gun violence. another victim of violent crime. >> the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of oak creek, tucson, and the countless other communities deserve a simple vote. >> the republican response, marco rubio rejected the president's call for new government programs, saying the best way to help the economy is to reduce the size of the economy. >> his solution to every problem we face is for washington to tax more and spend more. that is an old idea that has failed every time we have tried. >> while the president has focused on domestic calls -- policy, he did call to end and in its involvement in afghanistan by 2014. he said afghanistan is a shadow -- al qaeda is a shadow of itself but still a threat. >> thank you. aside from the economy the debate over gun control. people took the opportunity to redraw battle lines. >> it was no coincidence that the house chamber was full of people who have seen their lives shattered by gun violence. surrounded by supporters,
he announced 34,000 troops would return from afghanistan by this time next year, half the u.s. force there. he also got a standing ovation when he talked about gun laws. the president said bills on background checks and large magazines are being discussed and that lawmakers owe it to victims of gun violence to bring them to the floor. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> in the republican response florida senator marco rubio said the president's economic plans would hurt the middle class. >> mr. president obama, i don't oppose your plans because i want to protect the rich. i want to oppose the plan because i want to protect our neighbors. >> president obama will make his case to the american people with rallies later this week in georgia and illinois. now, in an indication of how willing republicans are to compromise house speaker john boehner said yesterday immigration is about the only item on the president's list that has a chance of passing this year. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washin
jane king. >> merger talk so air fares could go higher, american and u.s. u.s. air could vote on whether to combine so it could mean fewer seats. if you look to save money on plane tickets buy them on the weekend. researchers say tickets purchased on the weekend are 5 percent cheaper. taco bell is working on new happy hour dollar drinks and dollar foods and developing new dorito tacos. apple headquarters are busy, with 100 product designers working on a new wrist watch suggesting a push to smart watch territory is far beyond the "experimental" phase. but fans may have to wait for iphone 6 because it may not be introduced until june of 2016. that is the bloomberg business report. >> big thrill for 49er fans as a legend pitched a popular clothing store in san francisco. joe montana took time to greet shoppers yesterday at union square. he posed for photographs and gave out autographs at a japanese clothing store. he said he was proud of the way the team ended the season. >> wait! is that uniqlo clothing? >> i wouldn't know. thank you for adding that in. >> i saw the "16" on the
and nomination to be the next commander in europe. he has been the top u.s. and nato commander in afghanistan. pentagon correspondent joins us with the latest. why is he withdrawing if this is accurate? >> we are told that he is strongly considering and more likely than not to withdraw his name. he hasn't made the final decision until he talks to president obama. general allen got caught up in the sex and e-mail scandal involving then cia director david petraeus. in thousands of e-mails, several hundred were between general allen and a socialite down there in tampa. according to officials who have seen these e-mails, the vast majority were innocent about military events around tampa. a couple that some people in the obama administration and here in the pentagon thought were a little bit suspect. they had the inspector general here at the pentagon launching an investigation. after this exhausted investigation which was finally concluded and it was determined that general allen was involved in no misconduct, no inappropriate language or communications with this socialite, he was cleared of that
an u.s.ey -- uzirifle and a bat. >> police say that green was taking medication for schizophrenia. police say he did not leave a suicide note. >>> prince george's county police need your help finding a missing woman and her 1-year- old daughter. take a look at this picture. 25-year-old stephanie ham rick and her daughter, have not been seen since february 7th. the two were walking to a bus stop in the same block, where they live on green belt road. anybody with information should call police. the number to call, 3 very 1--- 301-390-2143. >>> and the number again. 301-390-2143. for any information about this missing mother and daughter. >>> today is ash wednesday. the beginning of the holiest season on the christian calendar. it was an especially emotional day as pope benedict xvi makes one of his final appearances as the holy father. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from vatican city. >> thousands of faithful gave pope benedict xvi the long ovation near the end of ash wednesday mass. the applause only stopped when the pontiff said thank you,
as he said the u.s. economy. he pushed for more investments which he has talked about all throughout his presidency as his path to improve the economy. he claimed that the new government spending would not add to the alarming deficit that we already have. here is some of last night. >> nothing i'm proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime. it is not a bigger government we need but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad based growth. [applause] martha: let's bring in stuart varney. stuart, what the president is proposing is it really paid for? it is hard to imagine how that could be. >> well the president is proposing a big increase in government spending. that's how he thinks we're going to get growth in the economy. he is basically saying that it is the private sector that has got to pay for it. there is a long list of items, martha. number one, he wants universal preschool. not a word how that would be paid for. that is a big new entitlement program. number two, $50 billion of road and bridge building. three, one billion dollars spent on 15
house wants to make the u.s. a magnet for making things again. so time for some fact checking. christine romans on the case. >> after 20 years of jobs and manufacturing moving to cheaper factory floors around the world, the president sees a shift, a return to manufacturing here. >> our first priority is making america a magnet for new jobs in manufacturing. after shedding jobs for more than ten years, our manufacturers have added about 500,000 jobs over the past three. >> a fact check of that 500,000 figure it's true if you tally jobs from 2010 when the industry hit rock bottom, but a longer view tells a different story. this is the context you must look at any manufacturing story with. this is manufacturing in america, the number of manufacturing jobs since 1979. that chart is terrible. the industry hit a peak with nearly 20 million jobs, manufacturing jobs, in 1979. it's been shrinking ever since, hitting rock bottom in 2010. the jobs he's talking about is the little far right part at the bottom of the line. some areblying production back to the u.s. to keep better control of their pro
complaint the u.s. government has not designated the fort hood shooting as a terrorist attack, but as a workplace shooting and because of that victims are denied purple hearts and wider access to health and financial benefits. 148 victims and their relatives have now sued the department of defense to get the designation changed, among them the other hero in this case, sergeant mark todd. listen to him. >> it's not workplace violence, it is a terrorist act. this man was following orders from awlaki, performing his jihad. >> reporter: the pentagon now issued a statement and i'm quoting here, the department of defense is committed to the highest care of those in our military families. the department of defense is committed to the integrity of the on going court martial of hassan and won't further characterize the incident and won't change the designation and yet, authorities have said that hassan yelled allah akbar before he shot at fort hood and reportedly at the request of awlaki who was later killed in a drone attack. and the designation will not change. >> megyn: at least no
by this time next year half the u.s. force there. he also got a standing ovation when he talked about gun laws. the president said bills on background checks and large magazines are being discussed and that lawmakers owe it to victims of gun violence to bring them to the floor. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> reporter: in the republican response florida senator marco rubio said the president's economic plans would hurt the middle class. >> mr. president i don't oppose your plans because i want to protect the rich. i oppose your plans because i want to protect my neighbors. >> reporter: president obama will make his case to the american people with rallies later this week in georgia and illinois. susan mcginnis, cbs news, capitol hill. >> there was somewhat of a awkward moment during the official republican response when florida senator marco rubio suddenly stopped sweeting for a drink of water. it normally wouldn't be awkward. it wasn't easy to reach. he picked it up and took a sip. he
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,000 troops home from afghanistan by this time next year. that's half the u.s. force there. >> and by the end of next year, our war in afghanistan will be over. >> gun laws were also a theme of the night. the president introduced victims of gun violence who joined the first lady and members of congress in the chamber. he said congress owes them a gun bill. >> they deserve a boat. gabby gifford deserves a vote. >> in the republican response florida senator cautioned against higher tax sdmrs there's no realistic tax increase that could lower our deficits by almost $4 trillion. that's why i hope the president will abandon his obsession with raising taxes and, instead work with us to achieve real growth in our economy. >> now this is the beginning of a big push by president obama. he will take his message on the road with campaign-sthiel appearances in three states, north carolina, georgia and illinois starting tomorrow and coming up at 11:00 we'll take a closer look at his plans for gun control, one of the more emotional parts on his speech tonight. >> all right. thank you for that. >>> another
will be over. >> 34,000 u.s. troops will come home from afghanistan over the next year. that was news. the president also made news on the domestic policy front tonight as well calling for an increase in the federal minimum wainlg to $9 per hour. he also addressed at some length what has increasingly become a partisan issue across the country. the small democratic act of voting itself. >> defendin ining our freedom t is not just the job of our military alone. we must all do our part to make sure our god-given right is protected here at home. that includes one of the most fundamental rights of a democracy, the right to vote. when any american, no matter where they live or what their party, are denied that right, because they can't afford to wait for five or six or seven hours just to cast their ballot, we are betraying our ideals. so -- so tonight i'm announcing a nonpartisan commission to improve the voting experience in america. and it definitely needs improvement. >> perhaps the emotional crescendo of tonight's speech happens towards the end when the president pivoted to the issue o
: there will be more foreign policy in tonight's speech, including an announcement that 34,000 u.s. soldiers will be coming home from afghanistan in the next year. while reducing gun violence will only be a small part of the president's speech, it's a big part of tonight's atmospherics. watching from the balcony will be several families from the tragic newtown school shooting, the parent of hadiya pendleton, a teenager who was shot and killed in chicago last month. and gabrielle giffords in this new anti-violence gun ad. >> take it from me, congress must act. let's get this done. >> reporter: senator marco rubio was chosen to deliver the republican response in both english and spanish. sitting in the audience tonight, of course, will be the president's cabinet. a lot of the new choices will not be there like the defense -- the person up for defense secretary, chuck hagel, but chuck hagel is a step closer tonight, brian. he got through a key committee and there might be a full vote on his confirmation by as early as thursday. >> chuck todd, we'll see more of you later tonight. thanks. >>> and
stranded in the gulf of mexico should be back in the u.s. by late tomorrow. the carnival triumph is being towed by tug boat to a dock in mobile, alabama. carnival says it's working to keep all passengers safe. >> there were spills they were having to use bags and stuff to go to the bathroom. >> those passengers will reach the full refunds for this cruise plus travel expenses and credit toward a future cruise vacation. >>> time now 6:51. we do want to go to sal. if you are watching your commute you are looking at the south bay. how are they doing? >> we have slow traffic hoar there on 237 as you cross the valley. you can see get into santa clara and san jose westbound. nothing unusual. it gets better. the traffic also is going to be slow this morning in other areas. let's go to the next picture and show you 880. a little bit of patchy fog there as well. we're also looking at a crash in hayward. just out of the range of the freeway there. 6:51 let's go to steve. >>> good morning, everyone. fog is back. some people love the fog. again it's not going to last too long. there is still enough of
also announced u.s. forces will be returning home from afghanistan faster than originally planned. >> i can announce that over the next year another 34,000 american troops will come home from afghanistan. this drawdown will continue and by the end of next year, our war in afghanistan will be over. >> reporter: the president gushed over bipartisan efforts to legalize 11 million undocumented workers here now and craft a new legal immigration system that also tightens border security evidence of the momentum? outstretched hands from republican senators john mccain and lindsey graham. tough critics of mr. obama's foreign policy. >> let's get this done. send me a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the next few months and i will sign it right away and america will be better for it. >> reporter: many lawmakers wore green ribbons in solidarity with newtown, connecticut, and victims of gun violence occupied seats of honor. in his emotionally charged close, mr. obama asked congress to ask congress what it hasn't done in two decades, hold real vote on gun control
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